Daniel Craig’s near-decade run as 007 looks to be finally at an end.
The actor’s very first Bond Girls, Caterina Murino, has admitted that the pressure probably got to her Casino Royale co-star in the end.
“It’s hugely stressful being Bond. There’s a lot of money involved, so that also brought more tension – and a lot of that tension was on Daniel,” she told the Sunday People.
“It’s not easy to go back time and time again. It can be tiring to keep trying to find new things in the same role. I can understand why Daniel would not want to return.”
While Craig has probably had the most consistent run of any 007 actors, he’s also had some of the most impressive Bond Girls in the series. Forget about the flimsy shrinking violets of the Connery/Moore era – these are more than a match for Craig’s spy.
Here’s a look back at the Bond Girls who shaped his 007 tenure…
Caterina Murino – Casino Royale
Murino’s Solange was seduced by 007 after he beat her husband at poker and won his Aston Martin. She met a gruesome end after the scorned hubby discovered the betrayal.